HEARRT (the Healthcare Environmental Awareness and Resource Reduction Team) Midwest connects healthcare professionals to encourage and support sustainability actions that improve environmental and community health and, reduce costs.
After bringing together healthcare facility representatives, vendors, local/state agencies, and the MN Hospital Association for a decade (2000-2010), HEARRT has been resuscitated to deliver advocacy, education, networking opportunities and support to facilities working to achieve the triple aim using sustainability. The recovery team is comprised of staff from CentraCare Health, Fairview Health Services, Hennepin County Medical Center, HealthPartners, Mayo Clinic, Ridgeview Medical Center, the MN Hospital Association, the MN Technical Assistance Program, the VA Medical Center and Zimmer Environmental Improvement.
Healthcare resiliency—measuring emissions, managing energy and reducing costs
12 noon - 3:00 p.m.
Healthcare has a tremendous opportunity to improve the health of the communities we serve by actively managing the energy resources we use. Healthcare is the nation's number two energy user and at the same time a respected voice in the community in such efforts as climate change mitigation, adaptation and leadership. Leading healthcare organizations are identifying Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emission sources (anesthetic gases are significant) and taking steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while saving money.
You will learn about:
The MN Office of Enterprise Sustainability's work with state agencies to maintain our economic viability, be socially responsible, and preserve our natural resources for future generations. The MNOES has a number of sustainability goals for state agencies including a 30% greenhouse gas reduction goal.
Practice GreenHealth's new greenhouse gas tool that includes guidance for identifying full Scope 1 and 2 emissions and limited Scope 3 emissions, goal setting and engaging leader’s advice, tips for setting a baseline and a GHG inventory tracking tool and,
HealthPartners will discuss their journey including how and where to locate data, surprising emission sources and cost savings using Kaiser Permanente's greenhouse gas calculator.
You're invited to join us!
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This event will be useful for energy managers, facility engineers, supply chain, surgical staff and managers, sustainability coordinators and others.
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